The Loch

Estes Park, Colorado

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The name of this lake is a pun dreamed up by pioneer innkeeper Abner Sprague to commemorate a guest of his named Locke. The name is Scottish for “The Lake,” and so great are the charms of this lake that many hikers agree that it is appropriate to call it simply The Lake.
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by Kent Dannen (Falcon Guides)

The name of this lake is a pun dreamed up by pioneer innkeeper Abner Sprague to commemorate a guest of his named Locke. The name is Scottish for “The Lake,” and so great are the charms of this lake that many hikers agree that it is appropriate to call it simply The Lake.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Estes Park
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 9,176 feet
Top Elevation: 10,180 feet
Local Contacts: Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Office, 1000 US 36, Estes Park 80517; (970) 586-1242; www.nps.gov/romo
Local Maps: USGS McHenrys Peak; Trails Illustrated Longs Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to The Loch

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